Notes: Most people need a car where the coil springs don't puncture or shred tires while driving. The Taurus fails in that respect.

The 1999-2003 Ford Taurus has a huge problem with coil springs breaking, which can puncture or even shred tires while driving.

The US government spent THREE YEARS (2008-2011) investigating the 2002-2003 Taurus coil springs. Although Taurus/Sable from earlier years were recalled, ultimately the NHTSA did not force a recall. They determined that because there had been no deaths & very few bad crashes & injuries, the broken coil springs defect was no big deal & not a safety defect. Tell that to all the owners who had close calls...


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
87,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Taurus lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 072007

(reported on)

Taurus SES 3.0L V6 DOHC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


It started when my headlight burned out one night as I was driving home. I took the headlight off and noticed the wiring harness was fried but the light was still on, but way dimmer than the other one. So I did the obvious and bought a brand new wiring harness, head light, parking/turn signal light for the front and a parking/turn signal/stop light for the rear. I replaced all of them and the same problem still exists! I don't know what the deal is but I need some answers on how to fix this annoying problem. Any idea's.

- , Douglasville, GA, USA

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